January 2010


  • Living Under a Rock
    January 30th, 2010 @ 1:00 pm PST

    With the possible exceptions of my father and (maybe-not-so-strangely-coincidentally) my father-in-law, I don’t know anyone who is as voracious a reader as I am. I also seem to consume an outlandish amount of television and there is rarely a moment in my life in which there isn’t music playing. Oh, and I love movies. Yet, […]

  • Friday Five: Favorite Places in Maui
    January 29th, 2010 @ 6:57 am PST
  • Adventures with Microsoft Support
    January 27th, 2010 @ 7:30 am PST

    My XBox 360 broke near the end of December. I was playing EA Sports NCAA Football 10 at around 3 o’clock in the morning — with the Gators leading 45 – 10 against an unbeaten #2 TCU late in the 3rd quarter of the 2014 BCS Championship Game — when the screen suddenly went black. […]

  • You Could NOT Care Less
    January 26th, 2010 @ 6:51 am PST

    I can’t stand when people say, “I could care less.” “I could care less,” is one of those little things that drives me absolutely batshit crazy. If you could care less, it means you care. That’s not what you mean when you say that, is it? What you mean is that you don’t care. Someone […]

  • Spenser: For Hire
    January 25th, 2010 @ 5:26 am PST

    “Sometimes I get distracted by food; but mostly all I think about is women and baseball.” – Robert B. Parker’s Spenser My favorite author died on Monday, January 18, and he took with him my favorite fictional character. I was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. My dad, though — who lives in Rhode Island now […]

  • January 23rd, 2010 @ 11:04 pm PST

    “All I ask of you is one thing: Please, do not be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

    Conan O’Brien

  • Friday Five: Natural Causes
    January 22nd, 2010 @ 3:45 am PST
  • January 15th, 2010 @ 8:34 am PST

    “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.
    There’s also a negative side.”


  • Friday Five: Favorite Things Containing Tomatoes
    January 15th, 2010 @ 8:08 am PST
  • Dangerous Mistakes
    January 11th, 2010 @ 8:00 am PST

    I was blessed — or cursed, I suppose, depending on your point of view — to have my first “real” programming job in the medical field. I wrote software which managed the processing of human tissue (knees, fascia lata, femurs, etc.) for implantation into human patients. I was very young and very stupid at the […]

  • Snow Sharks
    January 9th, 2010 @ 6:00 am PST

    Calvin and Hobbes wasn’t in the Sunday funnies when I was young enough to be reading the Sunday funnies, so I sort of missed that whole boat. Every now and then I’d see a strip, though, and I always thought it was a great comic. (The “snow sharks” one was my favorite.) Someone gave me […]

  • Friday Five: Favorite Southern Cities
    January 8th, 2010 @ 8:46 am PST
  • BCS Citi National Championship Game Preview
    January 7th, 2010 @ 2:51 pm PST

    Two great snippets from the EDSBS preview of tonight’s game: Weather: Perfect and Valhalla-ish, because it is California, the place that would be perfect if everyone else hadn’t already figured out the same thing and moved there before you did. 68 degrees and clear at the kick as the sun sinks in pink-red glory behind […]

  • The Best Damn Kudu He Can Be
    January 5th, 2010 @ 1:01 am PST

    “My favorite animal at the Zoo is the lesser kudu. You have to admire an animal with a name like that, laboring as he must in the shadow of the greater kudu. It must be like having an older brother who excelled at sports and academics in school, to whom you have always been compared […]

  • Favorite Photos from ’09
    January 3rd, 2010 @ 5:47 am PST

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  • 2010 Sugar Bowl Notes
    January 2nd, 2010 @ 6:04 am PST

    Most Total Yards – BCS Bowl Games Tim Tebow 533 2010 Sugar Bowl Vince Young 467 2006 Rose Bowl Mark Sanchez 429 2009 Rose Bowl Rohan Davey 427 2002 Sugar Bowl No. 5 Florida humiliated No. 4 Cincinnati 51-24 in a fitting end to the unparalleled career of these Florida seniors. Total domination would be […]

  • Friday Five: John Lennon Quotes
    January 1st, 2010 @ 4:35 am PST